It’s the beginning of another meme-filled week, which also means it’s time for the latest episode of 15 Minutes, the Facebook Watch series in which Lucinda Price and Nina Oyama travel around Oz each week reliving the most iconic viral moments in history, and those responsible for them.
Ladies, gents and non-binary friends, please welcome next to the stage, Olympic gold medallist Steve Bradbury.
For those of you unfamiliar with Bradbury, he won the 1000m short track speed skating event at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
This wasn’t an ordinary win, though – he was actually coming last in the pack but, right before the finish line, his 3 competitors stacked it, essentially handing Bradbury the win.
This also happened in the semi-finals – he was so far behind that he avoided the pile-up of competitors right before the finish line and simply breezed past them.
Bradbury would inevitably come to symbolise that of a victorious underdog, and he’s since become synonymous with fluking it and, now, ‘doing a Bradbury’.
It’s a huge, victorious mood – check out the iconic piece of sporting history below.
In the latest episode of 15 Minutes, Bradbury talks to Lucinda about the 14 years of hard work leading up to those now-notorious few winning seconds, the biopic that’s in the works about his life and the moment he casually lost the gold medal in someone’s cleavage.
Yes, that happened.
“There was one lady at an event once where I thought the medal was lost,” Bradbury recounts, “and she had really huge tits, and was drunk, and she put it down her cleavage and forgot that it was there… She’d had a few I think.”
There are many pearlers like that one in the ep. Check out the full sit-down chin-wag between the pair right here.
"The younger generations don't know where 'chucking a Bradbury' came from but they still seem to get the context right."In the sixth episode of P.TV's docuseries 15 Minutes, we hit the ice with 'Straya's last man standing Steven Bradbury to find out what it's like to be the nation's ultimate underdog.
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In the mood to catch up on all of that meme goodness? You can watch episode 1 featuring Mick Merhi AKA “Not Bhed, Good Soyze”, episode 2 with ol’ mate Will “Egg Boy” Connolly, episode 3 with human reaction GIF Josh Saunders, episode 4 with Ur Boy Bangz and last week’s episode with none other than Shannon Noll.
Catch a new episode of 15 Minutes every Monday at 7pm – only on Facebook Watch.Image: Getty Images / Stephen Munday